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Memory Foam Mattresses: Your Questions And Concerns Answered

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Memory foam mattresses have received a lot of hype recently. The idea is that the foam in these mattresses conforms to your body and helps support it for a better night's sleep. The foam then springs back into its usual mattress shape until you return to sleep on it. The foam eventually develops a "memory" for your sleeping positions, supposedly helping you fall asleep faster. However, you might still have some questions and concerns about these mattresses, and here are a few of the answers you may be looking for.

Are Memory Foam Mattresses Really Soft or Can You Get a Firmer Mattress?

Because they are made of foam, they are soft, but some higher grade memory foam mattresses are made with a denser foam. The denser foam makes them a little more firm without giving up too much of what makes a memory foam mattress what it is and what you would expect it to be. If an all-foam mattress is just too soft for your liking, you can also get a memory foam and coil spring mattress that can provide extra firm support underneath the foam part of the mattress. That way, you will not feel as though you are just sinking all the way down into the mattress, but are actually cradled in it.

Are Memory Foam Mattresses Really Hot?

If you remember what other types of foam feel like when they collect heat in the sun, then you might be worried that memory foam mattresses get really hot at night. While they do retain some heat, it is generally located directly underneath your body at night. The way the foam pockets fill out the memory foam also helps release heat so that it is not as hot as you would expect.

Are Memory Foam Mattresses Hypoallergenic?

Yes, most memory foam mattresses are hypoallergenic. They are dust-mite resistant, and because of their breathability and the pores in the mattress, many of them also resist mold and mildew. If you need a hypoallergenic, non-toxic and eco-friendly mattress, these qualities exist in a few more models of memory foam mattresses. Additionally, there are all-natural memory foam mattresses that list exactly what they are made of, in case you need to make sure that the foam is not made from anything to which you are allergic. When shopping for any of these foam mattresses, just check the tag to verify the claims.